13 Travel Resources You Need To Plan Your Next Adventure

Trip Planning

The Base Trip

This website is just genius.  It pulls together all the information that you could hope to find out about your travel destination in one handy page.  Visa requirements, currency, living costs, crime rates, vaccinations and of the most important thing if you are British; the weather!  This makes planning a trip very easy.  If that wasn’t enough, users can add their own tips or experiences so you can read real life advice from previous travellers.  Ideal!

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Politics to Picasso: The Ultimate Guide to Havana’s Street Art

Despite numerous revolutions and years of repressive governments the art scene in Cuba has thrived, with 14 art schools and a University of Fine Arts and numerous Cuban artist galleries.  Cuban art is as diverse as the people that inhabit this small Caribbean island, with influences from Africa, South America, North America and Europe, however often the best place to experience Cuban art is on the streets of Havana, the island’s capital city.

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The Ultimate Instagram Tour Of Bristol

The ultimate Instagram tour of Bristol

If you are addicted to Instagram, make the most of your visit to Bristol by following the ultimate Instagram tour of the city to ensure you have loads of great snaps to fill your Instagram feed.

Start with an early morning swim at the Lido, not only will the water in this open aired pool wake you up but will leave you ravenous for one of the on site restaurants beautiful breakfasts.  If you have more time on your hands, come here in the evening for a swim, dinner and cocktails by the pool.

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An Epic Guide To The Ultimate Night Out In: Havana, Cuba

As the birthplace of salsa, it is no surprise that cuban beats pulsate from most bars in Habana Vieja late into the night, attracting phenomenal dancers who will leave you spellbound as you watch them in wonder whilst sipping on your mojito or cuba libre.  Some bars cater more to those who want to just drink and listen, but the music will remain fairly similar.

International acts (albeit often with Cuban or latin american heritage) are more likely to be found in Vedado.  Jazz musicians, in particular, attract big crowds and locals will pay several months salary to see the very best play here. (more…)

9 Bristol Festivals You Need To Attend

Harbour Festival – July


Bristol’s historic harbour is decked out in bunting, but no one on the waterfront escapes the gay abandon in which banners, flags and fairy lights decorate the house boats and old sailing boats that line the waterway.  Traditionally, this weekend long festival celebrates Bristol’s historic harbour which was once a major port for everything from food to slave trading (although the later is definitely no longer celebrated) as well as the city’s most famous pirate: Black Beard.   

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The Insider’s Guide To Accommodation In: Havana, Cuba

Forget the large overpriced hotels, these are often run by the government and are soulless in comparison to the smaller casa particulares.  These family run places are full of Cuban love and the owners have all the best and up to date information on where to eat and what events or gigs are on nearby.  Casas are usually similar to European bed and breakfasts, but can be anything from private apartments used as holiday rentals or a room in a family house. (more…)

The Best Restaurants In: Havana, Cuba

Traditional Cuban food is simple local ingredients that are cooked fresh with a (usually) light spicing.  It is safe to say that Cuban cuisine has not made it as one of the world’s favourites, but that doesn’t mean that it is not delicious.  Despite this, there is a new food revolution starting in the capital city that is raising traditional dishes to gastronomic levels as Cuban chefs are being trained internationally and returning home to create something special. (more…)

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